Taken from a small ship while cruising around Svalbard in search of polar bears and other wildlife.
While on a small ship cruise in Svalbard in the summer of 2019, we spotted a healthy female polar bear on a large ice floe. The polar bear approached the ship curiously and lay down on the ice, rolling around and covering its eyes. I took this shot when it covered one eye as if resting.
A polar bear covers its face like it's resting as it plays on an ice floe.